Great Things to Hear in St. Louis in March

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St. Louis has great concert venues and amazing performers! Here are some musical and theatrical performances happening in March that are sure to please.


 

St. Louis Symphony Orchestra

The St. Louis Symphony has several amazing events to hear in March.

As part of the four week STL Symphony Shakespeare Festival, experience Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet on March 5 and 6 at Powell Hall. Feel the heart-wrenching tragedy of ill-fated love through the hauntingly evocative music.

To end the Shakespeare Festival, the STL Symphony will perform Berlioz’s Romeo and Juliet. This elegant and graceful symphony was also inspired by the most famous tragic love story of all time, and will be performed on March 11 and 12. Conducted by Leonard Slatkin, the concert features Kelley O’Connor, Sean Panikkar, and Renaud Delaigue.

On March 18 to 20, Halen Plays Beethoven at Powell Hall. Violin virtuoso and concert master of the symphony orchestra, David Halen will bring Beethoven to life through his performance of a Beethoven violin concerto, as well as featuring Schumann’s Rhenish Symphony.

 

 

Rock & Roll at the Fox Theatre

Jimi Hendrix has been called the greatest guitarist of all times, and now you have a chance to experience his music live! Experience Hendrix is a concert of musical greats who have gathered to pay tribute to this rock and roll icon. Among the performers are Billy Cox, Buddy Guy, Zakk Wylde, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Eric Johnson, and Dweezil Zappa. On March 8, head to Fox Theatre to experience the legend brought to life in this cross-country tour. For more information and tickets visit http://www.fabulousfox.com/.

 

Classical Music in St. Louis

Do you love classical music? Then this next one is for you. The Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis is hosting another great concert on March 13, this time in collaboration with the Bach Society of St. Louis. They will present Faure’s Requiem, a true masterpiece performed in an awe-inspiring venue. Visit http://www.cathedralconcerts.org/ for more information.

If you enjoy concerts in a relaxed setting, look no further than the Chamber Music Society of St. Louis. They offer intimate concerts where audiences can listen while sitting around a table with friends, enjoying light refreshments or a glass of wine. This month they are hosting Around the World in 80 Minutes, featuring works from Britain, Italy, France, Hungary, Norway, Austria, and Russia. The event is March 14 and 15 at The Sheldon Concert Hall in Grand Center. For more information and for tickets, visit http://chambermusicstl.org/.

 

Broadway in St Louis

A Night with Janis Joplin is a brilliant Broadway musical celebrating Janis Joplin and her musical influences, from Aretha Franklin to Bessie Smith. You can see it for yourself March 19 and 20 at the Peabody Opera House. Janis Joplin has been called the queen of rock and roll because of her passionate performances and unmistakable voice. Featuring many of Joplin’s hits such as “Me and Bobby McGee” and “Piece of My Heart”, the musical features Mary Bridget Davies in the starring role. Written and directed by Randy Johnson, this musical journey is a must see for those who love rock and roll’s greatest icons. For tickets and schedule visit http://www.peabodyoperahouse.com.


 

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